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Ghillies Cellar Bar & Bistro

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Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
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Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
+44 1540 661302
11:00 - 20:00
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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty triple deck sandwiches with crisps freshly made. Prompt service even though quite busy with soup n sandwiches for tour group.

Thank juneepop
Cincinnati, Ohio
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391 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We happened to be in the area at lunch timea and stopped here for a bite. A few people were in the establishment. It looks like it has been around for awhile. Service was friendly but a bit on the slow side. We got burgers, fries, beer; usual things. Nice meal but nothing out of the ordinary. Restrooms are down... More 

Thank tlynn63
Leeds, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

used this bar regularly for drinks before our evening meal, great atmosphere, pleasant surroundings, friendly staff. We had a great holiday.

Thank George B
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a drink of Stella beer after day out. Small cosy . TV on quite. You can have hot soup. Or snack. 10/10 for cleanliness. Service good and polite.

Thank John T
Paris, France
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355 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I went to the Ghillies cafe yesterday to have a late breakfast. The welcome was smiling and warm. We ordered Earl Grey tea and scones (one plain for me and one with fruits for my husband). The tea was just ok (not super good quality). And then when we got the scones they looked like overcooked muffins.... More 

Thank Eliselev
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great service and a nice bar for the thirsty traveler. Outside seating lovely on a sunny day! Opposite a small park.

Thank EditorRipOffBritain
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176 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Popped in here for a drink on way back to our hotel and liked the attitude of staff and the bar menu we booked for later and it was no problem getting the time required.The food was execellent as was the service.Nice pleasant clean place.

Thank theo15
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Visited twice during our recent visit to Kingussie. Highly recommend the fish and chips, and the mussels. Thank you to Mike for looking after us on both occasions.

Thank ConwayNic
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I was staying at the hotel and went in for lunch and a drink. The local beer was gorgeous and I had a light lunch, which was also lovely. The bar staff were very nice and helpful too.

Thank karen19661993
Alloa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I dined here and was pleased with the friendly service by the young staff food was good so no complaints here. I'd definitely recommend this comfortable restaurant.

Thank Ronnie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$21
Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661302
Ghillies Rest is attached to the Duke of Gordon Hotel and serves a full bar menu from 12pm until 8pm seven days a week. We serve a wide range of food from sandwiches to steaks and a mix of pub and restaurant style food. We serve alcoholic and none alcoholic beverages including alcohol free beer. Coffee and Tea is available inside and to take away so no need to rush if you have somewhere to be. Our Food and beverage staff are renowned for being very friendly and efficient and will make you feel very welcome. All major credit cards are accepted with the exception of diners club and american express.

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